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Grand Designs

The magnificent lobby of the Chicago Theatre, which was designed by the architecture firm of Rapp and Rapp. The firm is was one of the leading designers of early 20th century movie palaces. They designed over 400 theatres including the Majestic Theater, Dubuque, Iowa (1910), the Chicago Theatre (1921), Bismark Hotel and Theatre (1926), Oriental Theater, Chicago (1926), and the Paramount Theatres in New York (1926) and Aurora (1931).


I could have spent all day photographing this place.


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Taken on May 27, 2012